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>>> making news in america this morning, the re-election. president barack obama wins four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. i have never been more hopeful about america. >> with a resounding electoral win and a narrow nod in the popular vote, the president lays out his first priority for his second term. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term.
for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. you guys were the best! thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thanks, guys. >> reporter: mitt romney thanked his donors, volunteers and supporters and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. >> a gracious speech. had to be a hard one to make after two years thought of kind of schedule. this is why the battleground states were so important. president obama racked up wins in the highly contested states including colorado, new hampshire, pennsylvania, nevada, wisconsin, and virginia. almost a clean sweep there among the battleground. >> didn't really need ohio. the president holding a slight lead in florida, ballots are still being counted could continue to be coun
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, four more years. after the most intense, expensive and closely-fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned
on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> can they recover? and change with the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, polling together. the obamas, starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening, and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul searching for the republican party. and, a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are the results at this hour. electoral votes, president obama with a decisive victory. and the president also winning the popular vote. and there are two pictures this morning after that say so much about two families, after the long campaign. governor romney, gathered with his family in a hotel room, and president
today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to th
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- breaking news overnight. a mysterious explosion kills two people and damages more than a dozen home. right now, there's still no word that caused the blast that decimated an entire neighborhood. >>> uncovered. a flood of new details this morning about how the fbi discovered the extramarital affair that brought down america's top spy as we learn more about the highly-accomplished woman at the center of this scandal. an exclusive interview with a wounded warrior who she helped. >>> black thursday backlash. holiday shopping season is starting earlier than ever with many stores opening their doors on thanksgiving offering better bargains. but now, some employees are fighting back. ♪ >>> and boyfriend no more. the headline gripping tween girls worldwide. the biebs is single. we have new pictures of a crestfallen ex-girlfriend selena gomez. a look at how other young couples have done after a breakup in the spotlight. ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. >> we warned you yesterday that this breakup was happening. now it's official. >> we're all a
today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. what a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? that small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and, fake out. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? if you see cheating, the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has taken his national security team. in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director the president said
rerepresents personally but also the changing america that has put him in this place. i think that that's why people get so excited about it because they recognize themselves in him in a way they never recognized themselves in any leader before because it was never there before. now his tweet, we are all in this together is something he really needs to deliver on because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we've gone into the election. >> there's another reason why this is historic in addition to the obvious one, this is a president who had running for re-election with with high unemployment, a low approval rating for much of this year, and a majority of the people here thought the country is going in the wrong track. by any measure, you would have thought he was heading for defeat and he won. we have never seen it happen on any of those marks to be that low wing re-election in the modern era. . >> as we look at this celebration, i want to think of someone else and that is the 65- year old mitt romney who ran such a long sxras barbara walters i'm bringi
weir. well, only in america is it controversial for me to begin tonight's program by declaring that global warming is really happening. for doubters, 332-straight months of above average temperatures is not proof enough. and even among believers, there's a fight over who to blame, god or man, natural cycles of fossil fuels. the very words climate change were noticeably absent from this past election, but sandy brought them back in a big way and eager to fuel the conversation, two artists convinced they can help skeptics see climate change in ways scientists cannot. if you drive outside of juneau, alaska, past nugget falls and through the blueberry colored icebe icebergs, you will find mendenhall glacier. of what's left of it. >> the ice came out to right about here in 2007. >> reporter: wow. five years ago, we'd be bumping into the glacier right here. >> yeah. >> reporter: and if you time your visit just right, you might run into james, nature photographer, geo-morphologis and reformed climate change skeptic. >> when i first heard about the man-made climate change story, i had
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- two days left until an extremely close and utterly unpredictable presidential election. overnight the president bringing out celebrities. katy perry. john mellencamp. dave matthews. while mitt romney's strongest surrogate, his wife ann, choking up. >>> there's a new storm coming to the area slammed by sandy. as a nor'easter bears down, free gas causes chaos. beer company delivers water. and how they're dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him in his socks. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics of her new book. on party planning. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years now and now we're down to the last two days. the voters are already starting to have their say. take a look at these long l
this election. >> taking back america. >> and we have a new abc news poll, who is ahead tonight? >>> aftershock, thousands in the storm zone trying to stay warm and no power, no heat. even the marines are flying in to help. as a blustery new storm is barreling toward the already battered community. >>> and how will the damage from the superstorm and threat of a new storm change this election? tonight, as americans get ready to vote our abc news political team out in force here and across the battleground states. as "world news" begins tonight. >>> and good evening from our election headquarters in times square, the crossroads of the world and take a look. because this map will be lighting up soon with the results of "your voice, your vote" as it comes in, the voting begins just hours from now. in this room our powerhouse abc news political team will be at their posts for a night of drama and surprises as america gets ready to elect a president. and right now we have a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll which shows a late game surge for president obama. polling ahead by three points. will
>>> good morning, america. developing now, a new storm watch for the east coast already reeling from sandy. as temperatures plummet to 0 below freezing in the storm zone. now all eyes on a nor'easter this week. sam is here with the up to the minute details. >>> dead heat. less than 24 hours in the campaign of history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild dogs. and zookeepers race to fend them off. how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaching out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of day of renewal, a day of beginning. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "gma." we are ki
>>> good morning, america. breaking news on the fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen,
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
, an unprecedented day of giving. >> abc will be helping to raise money. from "good morning america" to "jimmy kimmel live" the network will be sharing how you can donate on the web online. at 1-800-help-now. you can text and a lot of opportunity to get involved. >> lots of options. >>> when we come back, big time companies with big time secrets getting hacked but not telling consumers. >>> then how a toddler's weekend trip to the zoo ended in tragedy. mauled to death by a pack of wild animals. >>> and later, a fresh face at a legendary golf tournament. get ready for a 14-year-old at the masters. x >>> welcome back, everyone. hurricane sandy may actually be good for the economy. the construction industry should get a boost from the rebuilding that follows the superstorm. and analysts say that in turn, could raise u.s. economic growth early next year. as building grows and bridges are repaired and replaced. >>> the hurricane may also keep gas prices falling. despite those long gas lines, we're seeing in the new york area, demand actually decreased after the storm. and that's keeping the downward trend
, unfortunately that probably happens a little too much in america. >> time he will never get back. if he is innocent. he spent the years of his life locked up. no justice system is not perfect. not ours. >> if that is indeed true, though, that's an evil woman that would plant evidence to try to frame him. >> hell hath no fury as the saying goes. whoo. >> an oklahoma mother is getting an apology after slapped with a $2,500 ticket for letting her toddler urinate on the family lawn. >> i should have $10,000 in fees if that is the case. it started when a police officer saw 3-year-old relieve himself. the woman given the huge ticket for violating the law against public urination. after a national outcry, the police backtracked, dropped the charges and apologized. >> yeah, come on, little kid. take it easy. >> 3 years old. they're potty training. when they have to go they have to go. it's you little boys. >> i don't get it. we mention a unique candidate from minnesota in the headlines, he is or was, dennis, denny hanson. there were plenty of lawn signs out in rochester, minnesota, supporting d
of the united states of america over the last decade than any single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any question. it would have been very difficult to continue in his position, if subordinates engaged in similar actions. i think that's the right process. >> two more quick questions then i want to move on to senator murray. was general petraeus straight with you and the committee during the confirmation process? wa vetting process? i know that he's not going to appear before your committee to discuss the situation in benghazi, do you want to hear from him at some point? >> we have had a conversation, you know, he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focus on. his very capable deputy is going to be testifying next thursday. that's fine. because he certainly was there when all of the decisions for made relative to benghazi. at the end of the day, i wouldn't r
>>> good morning, america. this morning, jubilation. and cancellation. dancing in the streets, as the lights go back on in lower manhattan. but millions are still in the dark, as a new storm is moving in and a gas crisis is creating widespread fury and frustration. >>> meanwhile, the race is off. the largest marathon in the world, called off at the last minute, after an uproar from angry residents, including people who lost everything. this morning, we have exclusive access to the first responders, working around-the-clock missions to help those victims. >>> final sprint. with just three days left until election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after what has been a
.com. >>> good morning, america. breaking, new details on the fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arrest. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to
and congressman xavier becerra, plus, america's favorite tasty treat turns into another political football. is it twilight for the twinkie? >>> good morning. george stephanopoulos has the weekend off. we begin with breaking news from the middle east where despite talks of a possible cease-fire, the air war between hamas and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and consistent launching of rocks by the palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incest aptly. just a short time ago a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were spowok up by this barrage coming from the navy ship offshore. the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously wi
>>> good morning, america. brand-new developments in the cia sex scandal. we meet the family friend who blew the whistle on the affair who brought down general david met tray use. she got e-mail so threaten sheg went to the 00 fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast rips through home, people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling high seas almost waist high. the most famous landmark impacted right now. >> crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a k3e9er. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recover, of course, her father, one of the many veterans who served this country for so long. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >>> lat
morning america." >>> in other news this morning, president obama is off and running, as he gears up for his second term in office. we learned overnight that he's reportedly planning to visit myanmar this month, becoming the first sitting president to ever do so. but the country's economic issues are also, as you can imagine, very high on the agenda. and his political rivals appear ready to compromise. more, now, from abc's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: it's back to work already for the president, who arrives back at the white house with the first family, digging in, now, for four more years and immediate challenges. >> i return to the white house more determined, and more inspired than ever, about the work we're to do. >> reporter: top on the president's to-do list, economic growth and jobs, immigration reform. and the number one priority, those tax cuts, set to expire come new year's eve. already, signs of potential compromise from both republicans and democrats. >> mr. president, the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you. >> i'm going to do everything
. >> we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> a long and hotly contested campaign into the president being electioned for four more years and a pledge to get back -- pledge to get back to work. we will tell you more on this wednesday november 7th i am charley crowson. >> it's the day after election and we have you covered everything from the national scene to the local election. >> we have to start with the weather. what's going on outside. >> we have a winter weather advisory to talk about this morning. for all the areas here shaded in the blue color because we could be seeing some snow today. and maybe about 1 to 2 inches of accumulation but this is going to be a/y mess because we are going to start you out with rain and then add snow as we go into afternoon. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar the rain pushing in across the area and a wentry mix started to come across the eastern shore and that's what we will have throughout the day many mainly snow into the afternoon and evening time fram
>>> good morning, america. and happening now, a new storm threat for the east coast next week, as temperatures plunge to near-freezing in the disaster zone. desperation growing. no heat, no power, sending these people into dumpsters for food in downtown new york. >>> running on empty. the massive gas shortage reaches a new crisis point, as fistfights erupt and guns are pulled at the pump. >> i have no power at home. i can't get gas. and i'm waiting over three hours. what's wrong with this country? >> fuel running out for ambulances and police. >>> mystery winner. the mom who scored the $23 million golden ticket and didn't know it until her daughter spotted her picture on tv. where she found the ticket at the very last minute. ♪ let's hear it for new jersey >>> the stars rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. and some real drama from bruce springsteen. what an emotional
>>> good morning, america. new overnight, after the deadly superstorm. thousands still trapped in their homes in new jersey. much of the town of hoboken underwater. some stranded in cars. now, power and gas at a crisis point across the region. vehicles lined up for miles. anger boiling over. >>> danger in the city. josh plunges into the frightening streets of downtown new york in total darkness. our night vision showing many living in fear as the temperatures are dropping. as sam takes to the air to look at the unbelievable destruction from sandy's path. >> wow. new york harbor. that is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in.
, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> he was the undisputed king of pop, michael jackson, voice behind the best-selling album of all time who set the stage for pop music, left a lasting imprint on generations of performers, but despite the late singer's unparalleled talent, jackson's legacy was tarnished by addiction. his loneliness, the ultimate scandal and now a revealing new book is shedding fresh light on his private struggles, so here's abc's nick watt. ♪ thriller >> there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. i think that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan, the highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood and startling accusatio
>> tonight on "nightline" -- 24 hours to victory. >> are you fired up? >> let's take back america. >> barack obama and mitt romney make a mad dash in the last hours of this tight presidential race. >>> and terry moran and bill weir are hot on the trail as the candidates in a virtual dead heat crisscross the nation in a final push for those make or break votes. >>> plus -- with a new storm approaching and families up and down the east coast still without homes, "nightline" joins our abc family for a day of giving. and gives you a chance to make a difference. >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the sprint to the finish line with only 24 hours left in this presidential race, my co-anchors terry moran and bill weir on the trail with the candidates. we'll have their reports in a moment. but first, the other story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telet
to the polls with the help of a limousine. >> reporter: good morning. topping america's money waiting on wall street trading on the financial markets is light as investors wait and see who wins the election but a surge is expected later this week no matter who wins. inner city travel not northeast is getting back to normal after hurricane sandy. the airline and amtrak cleared out much of the backlog of strand travelers. storm cost airlines about 100 million dollars. and suzuki is giving up on the u.s. auto market and they are filing for bank suptry and auto maker will no longer sell cars here instead it will focus on motorcycles alter rain vehicles and and highser bush wants images of the budweiser beer release -- taken out of the film flight. the character drinks vodka and beer and that distributor is upset. that's america's money. >>> it's -- are's watching the station at that -- you're watching the station that works for you now good morning maryland. >>> back in business. a popular mount washington watering hole opening its doors after fire almost closed them for good. >> talk about home
america? no. >> reporter: there are frustrations. as blacks have been hit harder been the great recession than any other group. black unemployment is almost double the national average. >> to me, he hasn't done anything. economy hasn't gotten better. we're in the same spot we were when bush was the president. >> reporter: and another emotional thing has surfaced. gay marriage. >> i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> i don't even care what obama says. jesus said marriage is between a man and a woman. >> reporter: this reverend, the pastor of a large african-american congregation in baltimore, is among those profiled in the documentary. a fiery charismatic speaker, he's among a new generation of black religious leaders diving into the political fray. >> this election has far reaching implications. >> reporter: you part ways with the president on the issue of gay marriage. >> yes. i'm against the president on that issue. >> reporter: but he still supports obama. >> i think where it is that the african-american community and the black pastors have got to mature is one is
>>> good morning, america. this morning, election day 2012. it's your voice. and right now, it's your vote. the polls are open. >> are you fired up? are you fired up? are you fired up? >> overnight, the final push. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow. >> the race, tight as ever. the stakes, higher than ever. we're up close with both candidates. their last-minute sprints and late-night drama. big stars up the ante. >> it's cnow. >> now, decision day. who will be america's next president? "gma" special election coverage of election day, 2012, starts right now. >>> and good morning, america, from abc's election headquarters here in times square. our whole team will be out in force all day, all night long, as the votes come in. and i know robin is watching it all from home. she's going to vote today, as well. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. >> it's great to be here, on this historic morning, as america gets ready to vote. after all the campaigning, this is it. the first votes are already in. and it's already a tie.
-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready t
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of unappropriate documents at the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general
in america. >>> good evening from the crossroads of the world, pulse of the nation, abc news election headquarters in times square on this historic day for democracy after one of the toughest elections ever, americans are choosing a president. and our great abc news team of analysts and experts have taken their posts eager to tell you would won, how and why throughout this evening. >>> and it is "your voice, your vote." it will be lighting up our maps here at election headquarters. and we also thank you all day long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for re
tonight, america's oldest teenager with that brand new idea, turning a stage over to the next generation. >>> good evening on this sunday night. and as we come on the air this evening, the situation in the middle east reaching a tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza, or will talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. it that were all hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink
of the busiest cities in america. >> you talked to several people who did stay and they decided to ride out the storm. did anyone regret it? >> one person did. he stayed with his mother. he wished they went to an evacuation center. the hope was not equipped to with stand what sandy brought to the coastline and they were right on the shoreline near where the boardwalk had been demolished and he said he wished he took her to the emergency center and she didn't want to go. he wasn't going to leave her alone. but one of the homeowners we spoke with said he built his house for this. he had a kitchenette on the third floor and they had generators and were prepared and wanted to coo he what happened. >> very -- wanted to see what happened. >> it very well could have been us. >> 100 miles this was a 900 mile wide storm and we were skirted on this. >>> let's hope to get weather that dries out a little bit and allows everything to warm up so we can clean up the debris and anyone who had flooding wants to get their house into shape. lynette charles what are we in store for. >> we see remnants of sandy
very much here in america. they put their lives in danger and we thank them for it. in the uk, it's a little different, at least with a group of people. look at what these guys did. what you just saw is a young deadbeat throw a brick right at this fire truck in manchester in england. apparently this firefighter was responding to a fire call. to trash cans had been lit on fire and they went to put it out. once they were done, about to leave, they saw a group of people that they thought were just young hooded, up to no good kids. but instead of driving towards them. they decided to just back up. when they did that, these guys started charging at the truck and they started throwing bricks. rocks at it, causing damage to this fire engine. >> so these kids, they're saying that these young people set the fires to bring the firefighters out so they can throw things at them? >> exactly. >> i talked so some of the firefighters and they're just as appalled as we are at the whole thing. >> we're here to help you. we're here to look after yourselves and your families. by stopping us do our jo
>>> good morning, america. this morning, "twilight" terror, police arrest the young man who they say was planning an aurora style movie theater massacre, during the new "twilight" film. how did his mother save the day? >>> breaking overnight. fighting in the middle east intensifies. israeli air strikes pound gaza, as the military preps for a possible ground invasion, after hamas rockets invade jerusalem and tel aviv. will the region explode in all-out war? we're on the scene. >>> the hiccup nightmare. we've all had them. they are annoying. even after five minutes. but this guy is going on 13-straight days. he even went to the hospital. can doctors find him a cure? >>> and we have the need for speed. we go from the anchor desk to the driver's seat for a daredevil nascar race with some of the sport's biggest stars. >> bring it on. i'm ready. >>> good morning, everybody. we all did a certain amount of trash-talking. but i will admit, i've covered some dicey stories before. i was nervous. >> i was petrified. i thought, this is taking it a bit too far. >> ginger, you were actuall
movie star. but first, she is live on "good morning america." >>> good morning, america. we have breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens welling across southern israel and tel aviv right there. palestinian rock et cetera targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has learned, he may never have left his house. we have the exclusive photo showing the bunker where he may have been hiding out. >>> and get ready to meet the heaviest triplets in the world. sidney, elliot and jenson. all of the details on their birth. >>> we have a lot to get to. we want to get to the deadly and horrifying crash in texas. federal officials are heading to texas to join investigators to find out why a freight train slammed into a trailer with veterans. clayton sand
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. the massive nor'easter battering areas hardest hit by sandy. a foot of snow, powering winds over 60 miles per hour, taking one trees and power lines, for thousands of hurricane victims just back on their feet. our extreme weather team has the latest from the storm zone. >>> wall street worries. the worst day of the year for your money. the stocks plummet the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his
if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> announcer: this special edition of "nightline," the perfect storm, continues with terry moran. >> welcome back to our special coverage of the aftermath of superstorm sandy. i am in toms river, new jersey, on the hard-hit new jersey coastline. we're going to take you now to manhattan, still struggling to recover. sinlt ya mcfadden is at one of new york city's major hospitals where evacuations of the sick are currently under way. cynthia? >> good evening, terry. that's right. well, new york began to wobble back to her feet today. the new york stock exchange opened and some buses are running, but i am standing in front of the third major hospital to shut down since the storm. this is the legendary bellevue. yesterday, when they began the evacuation, there were 725 patients inside. tonight, there are still about 200 patients inside, along with 200 members of the national guard, who are helping carry them down, sometimes as many as 18 stories. you know, we began the day here but we spent much of it in yet another community where the d
>>> good morning, america. this morning, talk of truce. could the wave of violence threatening to engulf the middle east be heading for a cease-fire? this as israel's iron dome missile defense system intercepts a rocket targeting tel aviv. >>> the search for a killer. who would attack dolphins, some of this planet's most adorable and intriguing animals? after a gruesome discovery on the beach, police are now on the hunt. >>> mall madness. black friday is almost here. what big sales should you snatch up, and what should you leave on the shelf for a better deal later? and we'll tell you one way workers are getting ready for the hordes of shoppers. >>> and start your engines. bianna, ron, ginger and i take the nascar challenge racing some of the fastest cars on earth. yesterday we showed you the warm-up. this morning, the winner. >>> hey, good morning, everybody. i don't want to give anything away, but we do have the results of an exclusive abc internet poll. who do you think won the big "gma" nascar race? bianna golodryga, sorry to tell you this, only 13%. >> that's cold. >> i'm
have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: it's been 6 months and more than 100 rallies since the president officially kicked off his reelection efforts. a slow economic recovery and poor performance in the first presidential debate left the campaign in a virtual tie in the final weeks. but as the election wore on, the president continued to rack up key electoral votes. then shortly after 11 p.m. eastern time, it was ohio that put obama over the top a state that became ground zero for both candidates in the final hours of the campaign. for mitt romney the loss was bitter disappointment following weeks of campaign momentum but in concession speech to supporters in boston romney conveyed a message of university the and defeat. >> i so wish i was able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to ernestly pray for him and for the great nation. >> reporter: the president says he looks forward to working with the
states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> president obama won both the electoral vote and popular vote in the election. >>> mitt romney called president obama to congratulate him on reelection and the former massachusetts governor conceded defeat at his rally in boston. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to ernestly pray for him and for the great nation. thank you and god bless america. >> president obama congratulated the romney ryan camp on a hard fought campaign. >>> a little closer to home get ready for table games like blackjack and other casino games built in maryland. >> voters have approve questions by a narrow margei and linda so is live at arundel mills this morning and linda what does this mean for the casinos like the one behind you. >> reporter: it means they can now make way for expanding gambling like the kind you see in atlantic city or las vegas and they can put in table games like roulette alongside t
following an incident in one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. it is crowned one of america's top neighborhoods just last month. the american planning association pointed out this stunning view of the inner harbor. now, there is stunning news. >> there had been another tv crew back there. there was a woman who stopped me and said oh, did you hear about what happened. i hadn't, so she said there was an incident this morning. >> jacqueline lives here and runs several times a week, often alone. >> i probably have to go to the gym more often and go outside less. >> city police say a woman in her 20s was out running when a man armed with a knife pulled her into a dark area and raped her. detectives aren't giving the exact location, just that it happened here. >> the good news is there was a lot of surveillance in that area. a lot of businesses, residents that have surveillance, so detectives have a lot of foot and to come through to possibly identify an attacker. >> the neighborhood association says after the details were posted online a picture of the man popped up with multiple comme
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to bring us pro-growth, economic agenda to america and making sure that we're doing this in a fiscally responsible way. >> reporter: there have been a lot of republican comments, rush limbaugh said -- >> i went to bed last night saying we've lost the country. >> reporter: we lost the country, we're outnumbered. it's been said that the party has gotten too old, too white, too male. those are his words. is that right? >> well, i think what republicans need to learn is how do we speak to all americans? you know, not just the people who look like us and act like us, but how do we speak to all americans? >> the powerful speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner. that was just today and i'm here now with jonathan karl, who has covered the campaign, coverers congress for us. what did you hear? >> reporter: he said raising tax rates is unacceptable. there is an entirely different view of that on the other side of the aisle and at the white house. if the president campaigned on one thing, it was raising tax rates on the wealthy. they say any deal that doesn't do that is unacceptablu
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